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Eden Prairie Parks and Recreation offers a variety of tennis programs for all ages and abilities.

Youth tennis programs for ages 4–14 and teen/adult lessons are offered at outdoor City-owned tennis courts in the spring and summer. After-school lessons are offered in the fall and winter. Drills and games are used in all classes to learn more about the strategy of the game. USTA-certified instructors demonstrate tennis etiquette and good sportsmanship. Students' skills are evaluated to determine their performance in lessons, skills to work on and which class to register for next session. Click on the ‘Register Online’ button to find programs.

What Should I Bring?

Remember to bring your water bottle, tennis shoes, sunscreen and tennis racket! Tennis balls are provided.

Kids — Need a Tennis Racket?
Junior tennis rackets can be purchased online for summer tennis lessons. Rackets must be ordered two weeks before the first lesson. Please provide the student’s height in inches. Look for more information when registering.

How to choose the correct tennis racket for my child?
If a child is 5 years old or younger and is 44 inches or shorter, a 19- or 21-inch racket is a good fit. If a child is age 6 to 8 and is 45–49 inches tall, select a 23-inch racket. For children age 8 to 10 with a height between 50 and 55 inches, a 25-inch racket is appropriate. A child can comfortably handle a 26-inch racket if he/she is older than 10 and taller than 55 inches. Click here for more information.

Weather Hotline
Call the weather hotline at 952-949-8449 for updated weather-related lesson cancellations. Fridays are used for make-up sessions.

LESSON OPTIONS

Level One – Intro to Tennis (Ages 4–6)
Children learn hand-eye coordination and motor skills needed to play tennis. Through fun games, they’ll grow in their court confidence with rackets, balls and nets suited for their height.

Level Two – Fundamentals of Tennis (Ages 6–8)
Children learn basic ground strokes, volleys, scoring, grips and end with a fun game. Instructors focus on technique and having a great time.  

Level Three – Fundamentals of Tennis II (Ages 8–11)
Instructors reinforce the skills from Level Two and learn a critical new shot, the serve. Games are played, along with a fun tiebreaker match at the end of the course.

Level Four – Introduction to Match Play (Ages 11–14)
In this level students are ready to participate in more organized, match-focused lessons. Each lesson begins with some drill instruction, with the bulk of time being used for singles and doubles match play. Instructors introduce point construction and tactics.  

Level Five –USTA World Team Tennis (Ages 14–18)
This course offers a competitive league for boys and girls on varsity squads, or those looking for a challenge. This team is for players who are confident in their basic tennis skills and want to participate in a lot of match play throughout the summer. Singles, doubles and mixed doubles are played. There is a combination of practice and match play with an emphasis on skill development, fun, teamwork and friendly competition. 

Matches are against other area teams of similar age and ability levels. There are both home and away matches and practices. Parent/guardian must provide transportation to all practices and matches. Fee includes USTA-certified instructors and tennis uniform shirt. Home matches are played at the Round Lake Park Tennis Courts. Area championships are July 28–30. Please indicate uniform size when registering. 

Adult League Play
Former players and first-timers are all welcome in this fun, social league. Doubles matches are played out in eight-game pro-sets. Sign up as couples, neighbors or friends.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Available June–August
Tennis lessons for children and adults of all ages and ability levels are offered by USTA-certified instructors. These 1-hour lessons are ideal for players requiring special attention, focused work or improvement on a specific skill. Lessons can be taught at any City court in Eden Prairie and scheduling is flexible, including days, evenings and weekends.

Registration
To register, fill out the Private Tennis Lessons Request Form [PDF] and submit with payment to the Parks and Recreation office, Tennis Lessons, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie 55344.

Questions? Call 952-949-8461.

Cost
Private lessons are $40/hour; $20/hour for additional students, up to three maximum.

TENNIS COURTS
There are 21 parks with tennis courts in Eden Prairie. Courts are available during park hours, except when a Parks and Recreation lesson program is being taught, or during the school year, while the school tennis team is playing. Riley Lake Park's tennis courts are lighted to allow for evening play. View the Eden Prairie Park Finder to find a court near you.

Tennis Court Rules
Be courteous and allow others to play after one hour. No bikes, dogs, skates or rollerblades are allowed on the tennis courts. No private lessons may be offered without prior authorization.

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